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Monday, December 27, 2010

Basic Literacy Skills Through Picture Books

How can educators help students without basic literacy skills succeed?

Picture books.

I've even created a video that explains the many ways they can do that.


Kim Yaris said...

I think your powerpoint makes a great case for teaching with picture books! As I was reading through my own blog, mining this year's posts for my end of the year favorites list, I came across one titled "Rescuing Picture Books from Extinction" that gives fuel to your argument: (if you want to check it out)

Keith Schoch said...

Wow! Great blog post, Kim. That definitely is germane to not just my proposal, but to what I've been saying through this blog and workshops for years. Thanks for sharing! I think a few of us as parents have had similar revelations, and experiences like that are more profound than all the research you could ever read.

Christie Wright Wild said...

Haven't read the full proposal yet, but the one thing that struck a positive chord with me the most was how kids need to have a literary community. When the children listen to a picture book collectively, it can drive conversations toward learning that much quicker. Just watching the photos of the children listening to a story be read aloud made me really FEEL something. Good luck. I'll spread the word for you.

Keith Schoch said...

Thanks for the support. Like you, I love to simply sit in a classroom during a read aloud and watch the intent expressions on the children's faces. Whether six year-olds or sixth graders, it's always the same: pure enchantment!

Zoe @ Playing by the book said...

Just come across this post even if it is a couple of weeks old, and I think it's great! In a way I feel sad that the term "picture book" isn't okay to use in some circumstances, but on the other hand, being armed to get them used where other wise they might not have been has got to be a good thing!

Keith Schoch said...

Thanks for your input, Zoe! I've always enjoyed your blog, and it's certainly a lot more organized than mine!

I totally agree with your comment. I'm willing to use any euphemism that will make others comfortable, as long as I can continue to use real literature with students!